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The Trouble With Drones

Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz have this story at California Watch on the use of drones to patrol the border.  It seems they aren't very cost-effective, at least the way they have been used to date, according to a DHS IG report.

One problem is that drones are high-maintenance.  "Touted for their technological advances and airborne omniscience, the drones require on average an hour of maintenance for every hour in the air, the report states."  Yikes!  Even my 1966 MGB didn't require that much maintenance.

Drones certainly have potential, if used properly and if well designed for the task, but those are big ifs.

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